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Fin Whale

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Gene context of Fin Whale

  • The bullfrog PRL shows the highest identity with sea turtle PRL (75%); lower identities with chicken PRL (72%), pig, horse, and fin whale PRLs (68%), human, cattle, sheep, and elephant PRLs (60-58%), and rat and mouse PRLs (50%); and significantly lower identity with teleost PRLs (about 30%) [6].
  • Of the known prolactin sequences, equine prolactin shows closest homology with porcine (93%) and fin whale (87-91%) prolactins [7].


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  3. Cloning and characterization of the gene encoding growth hormone in finback whale (Balaenoptera physalus). Wallis, O.C., Maniou, Z., Wallis, M. Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. (2005) [Pubmed]
  4. Heavy metals in two populations of North Atlantic fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus). Sanpera, C., González, M., Jover, L. Environ. Pollut. (1996) [Pubmed]
  5. Organochlorine levels in subcutaneous blubber biopsies of fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus) and striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba) from the Mediterranean Sea. Marsili, L., Focardi, S. Environ. Pollut. (1996) [Pubmed]
  6. The complete amino acid sequence of prolactin from the bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana. Yasuda, A., Yamaguchi, K., Kobayashi, T., Yamamoto, K., Kikuyama, S., Kawauchi, H. Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. (1991) [Pubmed]
  7. Primary structure of equine pituitary prolactin. Lehrman, S.R., Lahm, H.W., Miedel, M.C., Hulmes, J.D., Li, C.H. Int. J. Pept. Protein Res. (1988) [Pubmed]
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